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Armitage III

Alternative Titles

English: Armitage III
Japanese: アミテージ・ザ・サード


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 1995 to Nov 25, 1995
Producers: Pioneer LDC
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Duration: 34 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.171 (scored by 8,349 users)
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Ranked: #28592
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Popularity: #2661
Members: 17,398
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The year is 2046. Detective Ross Sylibus is transferred to Mars when a country singer on her flight is murdered. Making matters more complicated is that the singer is a "Third"—a robot that looks and feels like a human. Sylibus is partnered with Armitage—a beautiful female cop with a bad attitude. As they investigate the murder of the singer and other women on Mars, they uncover a conspiracy that can have them both killed by the Martian government.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hasegawa, Yasuo
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Konaka, Chiaki
Script, Original Creator, Screenplay
Kasahara, Hiroko
Theme Song Performance

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"Main Theme" by Hiroyuki Namba

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#01: "Ii Yume o Omoidesenai (いい夢を思い出せない)" by Hiroko Kasahara (eps 1-3)
#02: "I've Got It" by Hiroko Kasahara (ep 4)
#E1: "Phantom World" by Hiroko Kasahara [English dub] (eps 1-3)
#E2: "I've Got It" (English version) by Sharyn Scott [English dub] (ep 4)

More reviewsReviews

Aug 21, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
I will admit that I'm a fan of cyberpunk in its many forms, from novels by the likes of William Gibson and Iain Banks to movies like Blade Runner and Mad Max. As a child of the 80s, these were mainstays in my entertainment repertoire. By the time Armitage III was released in February 1995, I had already been exposed to titles such as Appleseed, Battle Angel Alita, Cyber City Oedo 808, Genocyber, AD Police Files, and those classics Akira and the Bubblegum series.

Now, given the time of it's release, much of the hype of that moment centred around the forthcoming Ghost in the Shell, read more
Nov 8, 2007
Huntsman (All reviews)
Arimtage III is a truly great anime OVA. Sadly it came out about the same time as the original GHOST IN THE SHELL, and was overlooked for the overrated Ghost in the Shell movie. The story is far better, truly delving into whether machines are alive or not and could they be considered human, along with many other questions. Can they fall in love, or even have children. Then there are the two main characters, Naomi Armitage and Ross Sylibus. They add depth and bring life to the story. The action is great keeping you watching even in the read more
Mar 21, 2011
bloodlover (All reviews)
The story is focused on two cops, Ross and Armitage as they try to discover the reason behind all the chaos. At times I was under the impression that it is maybe too much influenced by Hollywood movies such as Blade Runner or AI but in the end, the story is well constructed and presented through the 4 OVA's. This is well explained with the use of the great animations. This came out in 1995 and it looks amazing for its time. The high amount of details is very impressive and you can see another anime that influenced The Matrix with the now famous green read more
Mar 11, 2008
TheTaxiAE (All reviews)
Setting is probably 100years from now after we’ve colonized mars and are capable of creating advanced robots capable of being both useful and aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well. There exists hidden within the human population of mars a new generation of robot, one that has both emotions and another interesting ability. The animation is nice and detailed though not overly drawn and the sound is not the worst ever. There are 4 eps that I have found and if anyone wanted to they could probably be turned into a movie. Nothing special, has an interesting concept but over all I was just bored read more


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